David Mitchell (politician)

David Mitchell (Politician)

David Mitchell (politician)

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Sir David Bower Mitchell (born 20 June 1928) is a British Conservative politician who served as a Member of Parliament for over 30 years.

Early life

Mitchell was born in the Amersham Rural District in Buckinghamshire.


Mitchell was educated at Aldenham School, an independent school for boys in the village of Aldenham in Hertfordshire.

Life and career

Mitchell was a wine shipper and merchant. He served as a councillor on St Pancras Borough Council 1956-59. He contested St Pancras North in 1959. He was Member of Parliament for Basingstoke from 1964 to 1983, and for Hampshire North West from 1983 until he retired in 1997. He served as a minister for Transport, Northern Ireland and Industry during the Thatcher government years .

His son Andrew Mitchell is Member of Parliament for Sutton Coldfield and Secretary of State for International Development.


Sir David Mitchell has published his autobiography entitled "From House to House, The Endless Adventures of Politics & Wine" with The Memoir Club, ISBN 978-1-84104-191-9


  • Times Guide to the House of Commons, Times Newspapers Limited, 1992 edition.

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